My recommended reasonable restaurant in Japan

My recommended reasonable restaurant in Japan

I posted article about Michelin guide book in Tokyo before.

Previous post about Three starred restaurants by Michelin in Tokyo .

The restaurant in the book is worth visiting but expensive as you may feel.

SO I wanna recommend good restaurant with reasonable price in Tokyo selected by me.


I had lived in Tokyo since 1999 to 2013 at university and former workplace.

When I was a university student, I lived alone and had part-time job but could not afford nice food in nice restaurant. I tried cooking by myself or looking for reasonable restaurant at that time.

I often hear from non-Japanese that food price in Japan is high.

But actually no.

These chain restaurants provide high quality foods with reasonable price. I believe you will love it.

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① Mos Burger(モスバーガー)

You might know this hamburger chain shop, Mos Burger. They have many shops outside of Japan as well as all over Japan. But food quality in shop in Japan and in other countries is different I think. In Japan branch, Mos Burger purchase ingredient from farmers. There is bulletin board on counter showing the farmer’s name. For example, today’s lettuce is from Yamada san in Chiba prefecture. Ingredients are fresh and they cook burgers after order. It’s totally different from Macdonald…

I recommend Mos Cheese Burger. The price is 400 yen equivalent to about 3.5 USD.



② Kitchen Jiro(キッチンジロー)

Kitchen Jiro is not “Sukiyabashi Jiro”in the previous post  haha . Same name but this restaurant serves western foods, 洋食(ようしょく、youshoku). I should explain what western foods are. It is not Italian, French cuisine. It is kind of mixture of Japanese, Italian and French cuisine. Famous western foods dishes are tonkatsu(とんかつ), croquette(コロッケ).

Their style is teishoku style, main dish, miso soup and rice. Their croquette is so nice. The price is about 900 yen equivalent to about 8 USD. This restraurant opens their branch only in Tokyo.

kitchen jiro

③ Beniton(紅とん)

Sorry, this restaurant is not suitable for Muslim…

Beniton is a yakitori and yakiton restaurant chain.

Yakitori is a chicken skewered on stick and baked on fire. Yakitori is pork skewered on stick. For Muslim, you can order chicken only if you do not mind. This yakiton is very juicy and tasty with reasonable price. If you order 4 or 5 pieces yakitori or yakiton, vegetable, rice and a glass of beer, the total price is about 2,000 yen. I often went there after work haha.



④ Tenya(てんや)

I heard Tenya is already famous for non-Japanese tourists.

They also have branches oversea. Tenya serves tendon(てんどん、tendon), tempura on rice. They fry ingredients after order. The tempura touching is so nice.



⑤ Ringarhut (リンガーハット)

The restaurant I want to go now most is Ringarhut.

You can find this restaurant all over Japan.

This restaurant servers Champon noodle(ちゃんぽん). Champon noodle is kind of ramen but noodle is thicker than ramen and served with pork soup with lots of seafood and meats. It is originally from Nagasaki prefecture where we traded with China from 17th century. Ringarhut uses fresh vegetables made in Japan. Ohh, I miss the taste. The price is about 600 yen equivalent to about 5 USD.

This is TV commercial movie.


In Summary

Good restaurants take care of freshness of ingredients and they have lots of regular guests. That’s why they can maintain freshness. Food quality comparing with price in Tokyo or Japan is much higher than other city like New York, London and Singapore.

There are much more good and reasonable restaurants in Japan. If you want to know more, ask me!

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